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1994 – 25 years ago

  • Hundreds of people stood in line to get signatures on the program of a first-day stamp issue ceremony at Fillmore County High School in Harmony. The Postal Service unveiled its three contemporary holiday stamps; featuring a gift-stuffed stocking, a cardinal and Santa Claus.
  • Linda Beierle will be bowling in the preeminent men’s Masters League at Colonial Lanes. She currently has an average of 203.

1969 – 50 years ago

  • The city’s new Post Office is nearing completion in northwest Rochester at the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and Valley High Drive. The Post Office will serve 83 southeastern Minnesota communities.
  • Residents will begin moving into the new Zumbrota Community Home addition. The 29-bed addition to the nursing home was financed through a $185,000 bond issue approved by voters.
  • Northwest Orient Airlines’ first 747 jumbo jet is nearing completion in the Boeing Aircraft Plant at Everett, Wash. Northwest has 15 jumbo jets on order.

1944 – 75 years ago

  • The Lourdes High School homecoming queen is Mary Gentling, with Bernadelle Schrom and Cynthia Eusterman as attendants.
  • A frantic search for 3-year-old Howard McDonough proved successful as the lad was found in dense woods a half-mile from his home near the Rochester power dam.
  • Concluding with a dinner held at the Rochester Country Club, the Minnesota Society of Internal Medicine will meet at the Mayo Foundation House.

1919 – 100 years ago

  • Red Wing celebrated peace and victory today with one of the largest parades ever staged in Minnesota. School children, city, county and state officials, church societies and other organizations took part in the parade. Governor Burnquist was the principal speaker at formal exercises in the auditorium.
  • Hargesheimer Bros. announced this morning that on the completion of the new Grassle hotel a drug store, managed by Gus Hargesheimer, will be opened. It will also feature a soda fountain.

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